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Inside The Wire 419 | January 2019

2018 Rewind. Illustration by Jean Jullien

31 2018 Rewind: the year in underground music

32 Releases of the year We asked our contributors to nominate their top ten records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we counted up the votes

38 Critics’ reflections Our contributors look back on 2018’s cultural highs and lows

39 Black Noise Reclaiming the racket. By Moor Mother

40 Climate Sounds Blowing hot and cold. By Lewis Gordon

43 Minimal Rock Beat the repeat. By Marc Masters

44 Jazz & Protest Freedom fighters. By Daniel Spicer

47 Four/Four Deconstruction time again. By Chal Ravens

49 Columnists’ charts Our specialist critics select music that rocked their corner of the subculture, from avant rock to the outer limits

52 Artists’ reflections A cast of 2018’s most active movers and shakers shine the spotlight on their cultural year

55 Archive releases of the year Our contributors voted for their top ten archival records, CDs, downloads and streams, and we counted them all up

4 Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream News and more from under the radar

10 Unofficial Channels Hiphop Demos

114 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

120 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

12 Kepla & DeForrest Brown Jr The transatlantic duo document the passage of the black body. By Emily Pothast

14 Still House Plants Lo-fi, post-punk and improv meet in the

Glaswegian trio’s music. By Claire Biddles

16 Jasmine Guffond The Berlin based artist bitcrushes herself into oblivion. By Abi Bliss

18 Big Joanie Handclaps and punk praxis drive the London

DIY trio. By Claire Sawers

Global Ear 20 Brasilia Artists in the Brazilian capital find private solutions to public problems. By Phil Jones

Invisible Jukebox 22 Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore Will the The Wire’s mystery record selection force the US folk duo to give up the ghost? Tested by Abi Bliss

90 The Inner Sleeve Ectoplasm Girls on Tårtan

122 Epiphanies Vietnamese guitar music sends Elliott Sharp on a fantastic voyage

62 Reviews Index 63 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including:

65 Discus Music Sheffield of dreams. By Julian Cowley

71 Don Byron & Aruán Ortiz Double happy. By Daniel Spicer

75 Shohei Amimori Artificial kid. By Emily Bick

86 Charles Mingus/Eric Dolphy Rediscovered masters. By Philip Clark

91 Print Run New music books: Downtown pop, Wilco,

Buffy Sainte-Marie, and more

96 On Screen New films and DVDs: Cristian Vogel & The

Automatic Message’s Agnete And The Merman; Tom Surgal’s Fire Music

97 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Cropped

Out 8, Le Guess Who?, Éliane Radigue, Abdullah Ibrahim, and more

101 On Site Recent exhibitions: Ivor Cutler, London, UK;

From The Port To The Bridge, Greenock, UK; Eavesdropping, Melbourne, Australia

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